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is the only senate candidate mitt romney has endorse and cut an ad for this season. he just released the ad in support of mourdock monday and the rape comments came tuesday night. mccain said he will no longer support mourdock unless he apologizes for those remarks but most republicans are staying in mourdock's corner. santorum is saying it is gotcha politics and romney says while he does not agree with his statements, he supports him for senate. >>> president obama discussed the issue yesterday in an interview with jay leno. the interview was not all serious. the two took a lighter tone when discussing donald trump. >> what's this thing with trump and you? it's like me and letterman. what's he got against you? >> obama: you know, this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> trump said he'll donate $5 million to a charity of obama's choice if he releases his records. back with more bill after the break. (vo) answer in a moment. (vo) brought to you by courtyard. now find the most hard core dri
of whom are male, should be making health care decisions for women. >> and mitt romney is campaigning all day in ohio hitting cincinnati this morning and columbus in the next hour. >> our campaign is about big things, because we happen to believe that america faces big challenges. we recognize this is a year with a big choice, and the americans want to see big changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> and ohio is exactly where the big number worth watching today is focused. "time" magazine has the president up by five points in the buckeye state. when you look at women voters in ohio, president obama is up by 19 points. in early voting president obama has a 2-1 advantage over governor romney in early voting. msnbc's joe scarborough says the new numbers scream advantage obama. >> if you were mitt romney running against barack obama's get out the vote machine, i would say five points looks more like a mountain than a molehill. >> there's at least one poll from the ap that indicates the gop is closing the gap with women. the obama campaign is dismissing in latest number. let's br
the salt lake city tribune which is a paper that praises mitt romney but endorses the president. florida a key battleground state and the tampa bay times endorses president barack obama. next is a caller from oregon. good morning. caller: thank you for taking my call. i personally think you have to keep your eye out on them. are you there? host: yes. caller: you have to keep your eye on the media. the fourth estate. i really pay attention locally. i think that is really important. i think people need to really start at home. i tried to listen to everybody. i called on the republican line. i definitely listen to other people. i watch a lot of c-span, which educates me a lot. people need to not be so easily set -- easily lead it. host: thank you. on our twitter page -- another key florida newspaper endorses mitt romney. to reset is on the phone from jersey city, new jersey. -- theresa is o nthe phone. caller: i do not think it matters to they endorse. they are just like people. they slant one way or the other. they are either liberal newspapers or conservative newspapers. i really feel tha
for another rally this evening but first a stop in chicago to cast his ballot. romney campaigning throughout ohio today then he's in worthing on the industries and later the northwestern part of the state. now live at 1:15 eastern we'll bring you president obama in richmond live here on c-span. >> would you support military action in iran? >> if need be, yes. as a last option, yes 6789 >> under what conditions? if sanctions don't work. if they are about to have the ability to develop a nuclear bomb, we use every option possible as would israel and that would be the last option we'd use. >> i think we stand with israel and do not let them develop a nuclear weapon. >> under what conditions would you recommend it? >> i don't know right now but we better exhaust everything else. and at the end of the day if that is what is needed, i'm still serving. i'll be the first volunteer but we're going to have a darn honest discussion about what is needed. >> with less than two weeks before the election follow the races on c-span in campaign 2012. >> tonight live coverage with several debates when we take
for counterbalance. the romney campaign's counterbalance tonight to them losing the colin powell endorsement this year is a whole different kind of counterbalance. >> you want to call me crazy, go to hell. call me crazy all you want. >> this morning, on cbs, republican former secretary of state colin powell officially endorsed barack obama. that's on one side of the race today. on the other side of the race today, well, tonight actually, as we speak, the romney campaign is hosting a gala fund-raiser in texas with former vice president dick cheney and this guy. >> tonight, it's big boy time. tonight is not an episode that you casually watch and take out of context. tonight you must consider the unthinkable. this is the jesus side. this is what's in the book of revelation of the antichrist. i did this five years ago and about wet my pants when i did the research on this. we're going to take a break. wait until you get to the mark of the beast, next. capitalist, if you think you can play footsies with these people, you're wrong. they will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you.
you have to. >> i don't -- i don't think that any relationship between me and mitt romney is different from previous presidential campaigns. >> governor romney barnstorming today in, where else, ohio. he's got three stops in the buckeye state as the latest poll shows him trailing obama by five points. >> go out there and find some people, bring them to the polls. by the way if someone doesn't have a ride to the polls, help them get to the polls. we need to make sure ohio is going to send a message loud and clear, we want real change, we want big change, we're ready. this is our time. >> and obama trying to explain donald trump telling leno how that storied rivalry really began. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> yeah. we had, you know, constant run-ins on the soccer field. you know he wasn't very good. >> right. >> resented it. >> yeah, yeah. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we're following all of the action in a presidential contest that is basically tied. today, the candidates are scrambling. a big name makes an anticipated
to. >> i don't -- i don't think that any relationship between me and mitt romney is different from previous presidential campaigns. >> governor romney barnstorming today in, where else, ohio. he's got three stops in the buckeye state as the latest poll shows him trailing obama by five points. >> go out there and find some people, bring them to the polls. by the way if someone doesn't have a ride to the polls, help them get to the polls. we need to make sure ohio is going to send a message loud and clear, we want real change, we want big change, we're ready. this is our time. >> and obama trying to explain donald trump telling leno how that storied rivalry really began. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> yeah. we had, you know, constant run-ins on the soccer field. you know he wasn't very good. >> right. >> resented it. >> yeah, yeah. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we're following all of the action in a presidential contest that is basically tied. today, the candidates are scrambling. a big name makes an anticipated endo
the list goes on and on and on. so when i hear mitt romney say that he understands this economy, the only thing he understands is kicking workers to the side of the road and turning them into road kill and taking the money and going out the back door. and, oh, by the way, having the money planted overseas. ask yourself the question, is this the economy you want in america? that's "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >>> good evening, ed. amazing show tonight. amazing. thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. in the last presidential campaign in 2008 when colin powell stopped holding his cards close to his vest, and decided to make his endorsement in the presidential race between barack obama and john mccain that year, colin powell choosing obama for his endorsement was pretty much the last thing in the world the mccain campaign needed to hear. at that point, they were already becoming a really evident long shot. the race was starting to increasingly look like it wasn't even going to be close. and the colin powell endorseme
for the oval office hits the final stretch now. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney is hitting the swing states, paying particular attention to the buckeye state. steve brown has the latest now from the campaign trail. >> you have -- >> president obama starting off the day at a doughnut shop in tampa, florida, getting dozens of glazed treats for a planned visit of a firehouse downtown. >> the president of the united states of america! [ cheering ] >> reporter: later, he addressed supporters at a nearby campaign rale, part of his 48-hour campaign frenzy. >> i ve come to florida today to does ask you for your vote. >> reporter: there-from-there, it was off to richmond, virginia, for another rally. >> are you fired up? >> yeah! >> are you ready to go? >> yeah! >> reporter: the president spent the day painting republican challenger mitt romney has someone who, because he constantly switches positions, can't be trusted. >> trust matters. you want to know whoever is in the oval office is going to fight for you. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> re
on the offensive in his last live debate with challenger mitt romney. >> the german government pledges financial support for mali's embattled government but says it will send no combat troops. >> the plight of syria's refugees worsens, and the eu calls on countries to work harder to resolve the crisis. >> the u.s. election campaign is gathering momentum in its final two weeks. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger mitt romney have had their final tv debate. >> they sparred over foreign policy where the president is perceived to have a clear evanish, but with the economy on the minds of most -- most voters, the candidates repeatedly reverted to domestic policy to win support. >> with two weeks until the election, the last debate between u.s. president barack obama and challenger mitt romney is dominating the news cycle. the topic was foreign policy, and viewer polls showed romney struggled to distance himself from the president. >> romney has pretty much to reach his breaking point. he has no argument anymore, and he never answers questions straight up. >> i thought last night
,new poll shows they indicating mitt romney, down not y a double digits, with womenead even voters. and it is astonishing. don't you want to be equal? >> volunteers canvassed the hoping they can get to the polls. it is the president stressed the way to ensure his supporters they will get what d need.nt an >> you want to know that whoever the oval office is going to fight for you. richmond, theft chicago. took off for saw him vote.e this is the first time in u.s. history that a sitting president took part in early voting, something he has been promoting heavily. said they don't remotely believe the new poll numbers that show he and mitt are now even among women voters. maureen? >> the president received two endorsements today. colin secretary of state powell said he is backing the did four years ago and was supposed has also endorsed mr. obama. romney will be back in sunday. about ohio. all he has to more events as part of his day long, four-city tour. romney said there is a difference between his path to the future and the presidents. campaign brought a record $111 million the firs
, and president obama and governor mitt romney are taking on foreign policy in their final presidential debate. fox's craig bosswell is live in boca raton with the latest. craig, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, will b. four hours from now. expect -- well, about four hours from now, president obama and mitt romney will sit at the same table in close proximity and point out their differences in foreign policy. the 90-minute event takes place in florida, a must-win state. there are 29 electoral votes here, more than 10% than they will need on election night. >> i want to hear what they have to say. to make my decision based on. that. >> reporter: last week, president obama and mitt romney bitterly disagreed on foreign policy. expect that to reignite tonight, particularly on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, afghanistan, iran's nuclear ambitions and the rise of china, the economy is expected to surpass the u.s. in the next decade. >> he will project standing with the allies like israel, it's not overruling generals and having to politicize the withdrawal schedule -- tho
is appropriate. >> turning now to the race for the white house. both president obama and mitt romney are racking up frequent flyer miles. both will make the hard push. the president heads to richmond for a rally tomorrow. and sunday romney has three in the state. joins us live from capitol hill with more. doug good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unless you live in one of those handful of swing states, you are not going to see these guys in person as the campaign travel reaches a fever pitch. >>> we can add another 5,000 milester today as president obama travels back and forth actually spending the night on board. mitt romney isn't far behind after rallies yesterday. >> what you are seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president is out of ideas andre going to make sure he's out of office. >> give him the edge nationally. tracking poll puts it at 5 points. the swing states get more complicated. may come down to ohio. the president was in dayton yesterday. >> we know we're not where we need to be. but we've made real progress. we have to build on that progres
romney, the last phase in the race for the white house begins this morning. they held their final debate in florida last night. mr. obama was aggressive and lit up twitter with a couple of zippingers while government romney spent a lot of time on the offensive. doug luzader takes a closer look. >> reporter: they sat down at the table last night with the same ultimate goal in mind, and that is, of course, winning come november 6th. they have two different strategies to get there. >> this debate begins as they do, with a handshake. as they headed to their seats, they had different objectives. romney, to preserve his momentum, the president to get some back. when romney questioned cuts to the navy, a critical issue in the battleground state of virginia, the president delivered what his supporters think was the line of the night. >> you mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changeed. >> reporter: we the split screen may have told the story, with the president not stepping do
families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild amera by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this s advertising. welcome back to battleground virginia. nation'ss ago, the young voters were swept up in a aboutwave of excitement election.ential >> but recent polls have indicated that there has been a enthusiasm cap in that .ge group this time around the discuss the reasons for that. as we know, the excitement voters four years ago had to do with the aboutility the nation was make history electing its first african-american president. year, they are not quite as eager. >> president obama spent an on virginia time college campuses, and it is not because he is angling for an honorary degree. it is because although great numbers of young people turned out for him in 2008, this year, according to depue research center, young people are less inte
romney raising a boatload of cash. a boatload of cash for the sprint to november 6th. $112 million just in the first half of october alone. $112 million. at least this is what the campaign said this morning. just to compare this number for you, the romney effort collected $170 million for the entire month of september when the president beat him by $11 million there. want to listen quickly to mitt romney. he was speaking this morning in cincinnati. >> you know something's wrong about the direction we're headed right now. you know that we don't want to keep going in the same path we've been on for four years. you know we can't afford four more years like the last four years. you want -- i mean, do you want real big change in this country? well, you're going to get it on november 6th. you're going to make it happen. we'll get america on track again. >> romney blitzing ohio today. hearing from him later this hour live speaking to a town outside of columbus. meantime, president obama day two of his eight-state tour. here he is arriving in richmond, virginia. this is just earlier this aftern
with election day rapidly approaching. the president will rally florida and richmond, virginia. romney stays put in ohio. the latest on their campaign blitz with 12 days to go before election day. >> these guys have both been busy. all of the states that both candidates hit yesterday. and this is a pace that's going to continue. >> reporter: california isn't a swing state but the president stopped there last night for the tonight show. the latest attack on mitt romney that he supposed richard merdock saying that pregnancies that result from rape still reflect the will of god. a position romney disagrees with. >> these distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me. >> but a new ap poll shows efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the el
they largely support their respective candidates, president barack obama and mitt romney. they will cover the ground, so we elected to move on. and on behalf of everyone here at wptv news channel 5, wishing you the very best. >> would you support military action in iraq? >> if need be, yes if sanctions don't work and if they are close to and about the have the ability to develop a nuclear bomb. we use every option impossible as well israel. that would be the last auction, but we would have it ready. >> i think we stand with israel and don't let them develop a nuclear weapon. >> under what conditions? >> i can't tell you what that would be, but we better exhaust everything else. if that is what is needed, i am still serving. i will be the first -- that we will have a honest discussion about what is needed. >> follow the senate and governor races in c-span 2012. >> tonight, we will have several debates starting live at 7:00 eastern. we take you to ohio for the final debate. at 8:00, the incumbent iowa congressman and democrat face off. and 9:00, martin heinrich squares off against heather w
without major problems. >>> 15 days away from electing a new president. president obama and mitt romney taking on foreign policy. fox news correspondent craig bosswell is live with the latest. >> reporter: good evening to you, all gets underway in three hours. both candidates are sitting at a table and pointing out their differences on foreign policy. there will be six 15-minute segments and no opening statement and this is underway in three hours and that is beginning with america's role in the world and china and the changing world and how to deal with that. president obama coming in u usually the incumbent has the advantage on a foreign policy debate, but mitt romney has inroads here with shifting answers on what happened at the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. expect that to be one of the first topics to come up here and on china. if you -- there is going to be a lot of talk on china, the world's second largest economy expected to surpass the u.s. economy. the decisions, trade with china will have ramifications down the road for the u.s. a lot to debate tonight and tonight'
the presidential race could not be any closer. it all could come down to tonight. president obama and mitt romney will face off in their third and final debate. both candidates will be trying to break the tie. the debate will be taking place tonight at lynn university in boca raton, florida. that's where steve handelsman joins us. >> reporter: we've already got a surprise here at boca, jim, in terms of what we expect from the debate. you said it, it could come down to this debate. just a few months ago, nobody figured that. this was shaping up as either lopsided, after all, any president has more experience in foreign affairs, and not a sleeper, but not anymore. and in this stays it makes it all the more a high stakes drama. president obama arrived in florida trailing by 2%, down five points since the first debate. >> florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: national hi now it's a tie. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win election. >> reporter: governor romney will be in the clash or foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya charging the
'll tell you how president obama and mitt romney are homing in with only a few days left to go. ft to go. . >>> straight up 6:00 on this thursday, october 25th. one more day to go until the weekend being folks. we got to get through this though today. look like a little bit of fog still hanging around out there on your morning commute. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news and tucker barnesis here. >> certainly the potential for it. what you are referring to is hurricane sandy. category two hurricane. let's take a look at it. it really intensified in the last 24 hours and looking fairly impressive on our satellite signature here. you can see the eye there now emerging off the northern shore of could you be a maximum wind, 105 with gusts to 115. it has the potential to be close enough to the mid high pressure atlantic that it could interact with a cold front that will an approaching and we could be in for some soaking rains and maybe some railroad gusty wind. we'll have more on that come be up. there is the latest with sandy. we are cooling o
:02 now. >>> president obama and mitt romney both claiming victory in their third and final debate. the candidates focused on foreign policy. they went back and forth on several issues, including iran, afghanistan, and iraq. the conversation got particularly heated when romney suggested the president made us weaker by going on a so-called apology tour of the middle east shortly after taking office. >> the president began what i've called an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. starting with this notion of me apologizing. this has been probably the biggest whopper that's been told during the course of this campaign. and every fact checker and every reporter has looked at it, governor, and said this is not true. >> romney also criticized the president for not going to israel on his first trip to the mid
to the finish line. president obama and mitt romney flying across the country today. they've got campaign stops in the states that could determine the election. today the president will make stops in iowa's quad cities area and denver. he will later fly to l.a. for an appearance on "the tonight show" before heading to vegas. mitt romney will campaign in reno. the republican presidential nominee making stops in cedar rapids, iowa, and end the day in cincinnati. he'll make three stops in ohio. both candidates kicked off the final stretch with their running mates. president obama kicked off in florida before meeting up with vice president joe biden in ohio. mitt romney visited colorado and nevada with paul ryan. >> this is a status quo candidacy, going forward with the same policies of the last four years. that's why his campaign is slipping, and ours is gaining so much steam. >> you can choose a foreign policy that's reckless and wrong, or you can choose the foreign polic that joe and i have been applying that's steady and strong. you can choose to turn back the clock 50 years for women and immig
president obama and mitt romney tied among likely voters at 47% each. both candidates will be trying to break that tie tonight at their debate in boca raton, florida. kristen, let's play the expectations game. we know that the topic tonight is foreign affairs. which candidate is most likely to benefit from that? >> reporter: good evening, jim. foreign policy typically favors a sitting president. he is steeped in these issues. it's something that he's actually been dealing with for the past four years. the romney campaign knows that. so as he has with the first two debates, mitt romney has been preparing vigorously for this third debate. you can expect president obama to talk about the fact that he killed osama bin laden. let's talk about the fact he ended the war in iraq, that he's drawn down troops in afghanistan. but of course, there's a big opening here, and that is on the issue of libya. mitt romney has been hammering president obama and the obama administration for its handling of the situation in libya, for their sort of muddled message in the beginning for not having enough se
stops in virginia today for president obama or mitt romney. but the two candidates won't stay away for long. julie carey reports now, governor romney had someone campaigning for him today in fairfax county. >> reporter: four years ago senator john mccain was waging his own battle to become president. >> mitt romney understands like ronald reagan did. >> reporter: in 2012, he has a less demanding but still busy campaign schedule as a surrogate for mitt romney and senate candidates locked in tight races around the country. defense issues he believes could shift romney's way. mccain knows well about a weapon held by the obama campaign. >> we can count on the obama voter turnout operation to be very effective. they have been, they've been in place for a long time here in the commonwealth of virginia. but i also see this rising enthusiasm, and enthusiasm many times will make up for a good machine. >> reporter: mccain will make one prediction about virginia, a long election night. >> the only conclusion that i think both of us could draw is we better get some sleep on november the 6th, b
obama and governor mitt romney. tonight's debate is all about foreign policy. the candidates will face off over questions about iran, libya and china among others. prep rigs have been under way at lynn university in boca raton, florida. the school has spent $5 million preparing for tonight's debate. >>> our new show starts tonight. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012. we'll have certainly coverage of both local and national races. it begins at 6:30 and runs for two weeks until election day. e >>> making headlines this morning, wisconsin police say the shooting at a spa is related to a domestic dispute between the gunman and his estranged wife who worked there. 45-year-old radcliffe hotten shot seven people inside the spa killing three including himself. >> we were expecting an armed encounter if we did come across him. when we did eventually get into that locked area, we did determine that he, in fact, was dead. >> his wife was granted a restraining order against him just two weeks ago after he slashed her car tires. this is the second mass shooting in wisconsin this year. back in august,
mitt romney will also lend spent his whole day in ohio making three stops on a bus tour. >>> the president traveled more than 5,000 miles before his campaign day was done yesterday. one stop in l.a. to be on the tonight show and the president got in a dig at romney when asked whether he favored detroit or san francisco in the world series. mr.obama said he didn't want detroit to go bankrupt and was partial to the tigers. the president also used the appearance to poke fun at donald trump who yesterday challenged the president to release all of his college and passport records in exchange for trump making a $5 million donation to a charity of the president's choice. >>> just a reminder to tune in for fox 5 news at 6:30 weeknights to get your political fix. fox 5 news end you decide 2012 focused on local and national candidates and issues during the final two week of the campaign. brian bolter, tom fitzgerald and mark plotkin wrap up the big stories every night until the election. >>> new this morning, a trial begins today for the two people accused of giving alcohol to tee
, that the people who ran against mitt romney were not really fond of him still, even at the convention. >>>> we had boehner saying i ner read those platforms. this is after the convention. he said you are going to get at all on one page. nobody reads the the platform. >> we did. what a waste of time. >> what can we look for in the next two weeks between now and election day? what do you anticipate? >> fasten your seat belt. you have seen some of the silly rhetoric we will get for the next two weeks, but more than that, what you are not seeing is what is going on, and that is those get out the vote efforts, and those are the most intense things. both these campaigns are doing year oldsave these 14- talking to their friends on the social network, so there is a lot of stuff going out there that is not apt -- obvious to the camera's eye, and that is read the election is. this has always been a base election. it has always come down to this. whose base is more excited? who will get their people out president obama at a storybook turnout and election team. i do not know if it is there, because they are d
. if it seems like they are overlapping, it is because they are. g somet romney is hittin same spot.t by his assessment, to growing crops. >> people are coming together at they haveime diminished the president's because he has been sesame to talking about characters. >> mitt romney has taken his of lumps lately, he is them out, too, the president for a r interview in which he for he had no regrets on health carduring his first two years of office of working strictly on the economy. after the president's first overnight flight to florida, he comes here to richmond. then on to chicago. >> the battlegrounds of virginia about to become very crowded. presidential candidates and candidates.nt of tomorrow, president obama will richmond.ent in paul ryan will stop charlottesville. saturday, vice-president baden well as visit virginia beach. -- vice president biden will visit virginia beach. >> casino owners and other interest have spent more than advertisingon question 7. it includes ads but bite out of state casinos who oppose the plan. it would allow table games and a casino in prince george's coun
water ways and living on the "riduculist." . >>> president obama and mitt romney in rah swing state scramble. this morning one of the states is leaning red. another is looking blue. >>> hurricane sandy may be a halloween nightmare. the storm slams cuba and the northeast could be next. you'll want to pay attention to this. >>> a stunning feat for a giants slugger. pablo sandoval does something few others have done on the world series stage. go giants. >>> good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman. eight battleground states and 12 days left to turn them red or blue. both men crisscrossing the country, targeting the toss-up states. ohio may be the most pivotal. in a new poll from "time" magazine, the president is ahead by five points in the buckeye state. early voting is trending in his favor. the romney camp has something to crow about as well. cnn is shifting the state of north carolina from a true toss-up to leaning romney. both candidates are driving home their message to cheering crowds yesterday. >> there's no more serious issue in the presi
a new candidate for hope and change? mitt romney taking on a new tact. will that be enough to put him over the top before election day? >>> and a massive manhunt after a deadly shooting. why one family was targeted as police search for the gunman at a motive. it is all "happening now." jenna: a lot of news to get to today, brand new polling, key numbers on the economy just coming out, plus swinging through the swing states as the race for the white house enters the final stretch. we're glad you're with us, everybody. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. we're live at the white house with just 12 days to go before election day, the battle for the presidency focuses on battleground state. both candidates launching all-outcome pain blitz. right now, president obama on route to virginia after stumping in another crucial swing state, florida. meantime governor romney is in the all-important swing state of ohio where right now he is holding a rally in cincinnati. and we have our eye on the economy as well. a very big issue in the race with the dow this week posting one of the worst drops so f
in the sunshine state as president barack obama and governor mitt romney prepare for the last presidential debate. with the race tightening, we have a look at what we can expect. >> reporter: this time around, they won't be standing at podiums, they won't be stocks one another on stage, tonight they'll be sitting at the same table, the debate is supposed to be about foreign policy, just about anything could come up. >> without further adieu, welcome president obama and governor romney. >> reporter: it's just a hearsal and these are just stand-ins, the final debate has it all on the line. president obama has been out of sight preparing for -- at camp david. >> figure out which he players are best. >> reporter: the tone could be subdued than that, especially compared to last week's debate, although the president may try to question romney's readiness on the world stage. >> people to want know they have a strong, steady hand in the oval office and they don't someone who's reckless. >> reporter: romney may try again to hit the president on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. and with the new report o
by little. >>> onto decision 2012. tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face to face for perhaps the last time before election taye. >> the candidates will face off in the third and final debate on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, florida. it will focus strictly on foreign policy. the president has been preparing in camp david. >> and romney has been preparing in florida. their campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> and we can expect tonight a lot of discussion on libya and iran. could get pretty heated, especially based on the last debate between romney and president obama. want to remind you, we want to hear from you during the debate. i'm going to gather your feedback and watch your comments on twitter. unjoin the conversation by using the hash tag on twitter, dctalks. tonight may be the president's last chance to win over undecided vote errs in a race t appears to be far from decided. >> president obama and mitt romney are tied among likely voters in the latest cbs news/wall street journal poll. the president held a slim l
points since the first debate. >> i now believe florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: nationally now it's a die. turnout could be key. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win re-election. >> reporter: mitt romney is hoping to enthuse his backers in tonight's clash on foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya, charging the president tried to cover up an al qaeda attack. and an iranian nuclear weapons, romney will vow to be tough but not rush to war. president obama will point out he killed osama bin laden, and ended the war in iraq. and a new nbc poll finds by 46% to 38%, voters feel mr. obama would better handle foreign policy in the future than mr. romney. in lauderdale by the sea, a county barack obama won easily in 2008, rob said he'll vote for the president again. >> it's difficult to imagine people who have not made up their mind. >> reporter: julianne hasn't decided. >> i just want the economy to go up, up, up. >> reporter: in ohio, vice president biden said it has. >> america is coming back. 31 straight months of
the election, president obama and mitt romney are making a final push for your vote, including several stops in our backyard. plus we have some breaking news on i-95 north in virginia this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, october 24th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside at 5:01. 64 degrees. time for weather and traffic on the ones. meteorologist tom kierein feeling a little more like summer in the past few days. >> you know it's not going to last long. >> i'm enjoying it while it lasts. >> let's savor it while we can. big changes coming in for the weekend. right now increasing clouds coming in from the west. speckles of green on the storm team 4 radar image, clouds in west virginia and western maryland. a lot of them are not reaching the ground. elsewhere, we have increasing clouds throughout much of the area. temperatures are milder this morning. mid-50s in arlington, fairfax, montgomery, prince george's counties. d.c. now near 60. right near the chesapeake bay, near 60 as well. and weather ob
message. mitt romney's campaign releasing two ads today, one highlighting his plan to create 12 million jobs. >> i'm going to make sure that we get people off of food stamps. not by cutting the program, but by getting them good jobs. >> reporter: president obama also stopped in battleground ohio with vice president joe biden and continued to portray mitt romney as a candidate who is changing his positions to get elected. >> it's called romnesia. we joke about -- governor romney being all over the map but it speaks to something important. it speaks of trust. >> reporter: the republican ticket spent the day in western toss-up states. in nevada, mitt romney and paul ryan continued to criticize the president for not providing enough specifics about a second term. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president and that's why his campaign is taking on waterand our campaign is going. >> reporter: president obama sits down for a live interview with mtv this friday. governor romney has been invited to do the same. sometime before the november 6th election. in washington, nicole collins, fox n
be a major headache this morning for mitt romney. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. turn back the clock. it says wednesday, october 24th right now, but it's not going to feel like fall today. already temperatures in the 60s for some of us. by later today, the temperatures really going to sky rocket. >> we're going to enjoy it while it lasts. tom kierein is here with our forecast. tom, good morning. >> this time of year we don't have as much daylight as we do in august, so any spike in the temperature is not going to last as long, but it may briefly feel like summer by midafternoon. >>> right now it is off to a balmy start around the metro area, else where, where you see the moving green on storm team 4 satellite image, that's a light rain. just a very few sprinkles trying to reach the ground in loudoun county and farther west in eastern west virginia and western maryland, it is tracking east. you might briefly need an umbrella from the shenandoah valley and blue ridge east here and around the metro area over another couple of hours. right
romney meet in florida for their third and final debate. tonight. tonight's debate focuses on foreign policy. coming up the latest poll numbers in the presidential race just 15 days away from the election. if you plan to vote in the upcoming election, you need no be registered by tonight. janine de la vega is live at the registrars office in san jose with more on why they are making a big push for south bay residents to come out and sign up. >> reporter: the registrars office here in san jose is going to open up in the next three hours. that is when they will begin their big push to get people to register. you can see this is where people it's a drop box for ballots for people to already drop their ballots off. they there be represented as workers -- there will be representatives here from the registrars office until midnight work song people can fill out their forms to register in time for the presidential election. typically here in santa clara county if you look at the past voter turnout people come out in strong numbers. in 2008 during the last presidential election. 86% of regist
week. >>> mitt romney will spend all of today in ohio. he'll take a bus tour across the state with stops in cincinnati, worthington and defiance. it is quite a contrast from yesterday. the republican presidential touching down in all four time zones in the continental united states. he had rallies in nevada, colorado, and iowa before ending day in cincinnati. >> you can boil what he's saying down to four simple words, and that is more of the same. we don't want more of the same. we can't afford four more years like the last four years. that's why we -- paul ryan and i have a plan with five simple steps. these steps are going to get america's economy just cooking again. >> paul ryan campaigned yesterday in ohio. he spoke at cleveland state university. no republican has ever lost in ohio and won the white house. >>> today, different sides of maryland's gay marriage debate will be at gallaudet university. they won't be there to demonstrate against each other, though. instead they'll be there to support the school's chief diversity officer angela mccaskill. dr. mccaskill was place
at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> a major twist in indiana senate race. the republican candidate is trying to explain what he meant when he said this about rape during a debate yesterday. >> i just -- i struggled with it myself for a long time. i came to realize life is a gift from god. i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that god intended to happen. >> richard says he meant to say that god does not intend for rape to happen but god is the only one who can create life. mitt romney is distancing himself from that remark. the gop nominee appears in an ad for him but the comment does not reflect romney's views. >>> president obama is in the middle of the single busiest day of his campaign. iowa is the first stop on a tour that will cover all four time zones in the couldn't nen tall united sta
campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> right now, mitt romney is campaigning in cincinnati. this is senator rob corcoran at the event. it's the first of three stops romney will make in mo ho. later, he goes to worthington. it's quite a contrast from yesterday. the republican presidential candidate touched down in all four time zones in the continental time zone. rallies 234 nevada, colorado and ohio before ending in cincinnati. just to give you a sense of how important ohio is to romney, no republican has ever lost there and won the white house. >>> president obama is on his way to virginia. he left for richmond a short time ago. a busy day of campaigning. in addition to tampa, he lost a vote in chicago and attended a rally in cleveland before returning to washington. a mitt romney presidency would be a step back for this country. >> we have a long way to go. but, florida, we have come too far to turn back now. we can't afford to go back to the same policies that got us into the mess. we have to stick with the policies getting us out of the mess
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